Why Do Dogs Hump and Lick?

Why do dogs hump? Humping can be sexual in nature, especially for young, unaltered dogs. It can also be a form of dominance (at any age). Dog who are not properly socialized and those lacking obedience training may do it when they are overly excited. It is important to teach your dog that humping is inappropriate, otherwise, they will continue to exhibit this fun, playful behavior on other dogs, humans, pillows, stuffed animals, etc.

Protect Dog Paws on Hot-Summer Days

Did you know dogs’ paws can burn on asphalt, artificial grass, pavement and other outdoor surfaces when the weather is hot?  Follow the Seven Second Rule Before walking your dog or working outdoors. Place your hand or bare foot on the ground. If you cannot keep it on the ground for up to seven seconds […]

Puppy Train with your Adult Dog in Mind

When we welcome a puppy or dog into our home, we are easily swayed by their tiny body and adorable face. Six months later, when our puppy doubles in size, we struggle with those decisions made early in our dog’s life. Since most dogs continue to grow throughout their first year of life, it is […]

How I Made a Career Change to Dog Training

The first item we posted on this blog was this inspirational quote by Michael Nolan: “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” Although I discovered this quote long after I pursued my desire to work with animals, it is a great […]